Galaxy S5 G900F Update G900FXXU1ANG2 Improved Fingerprint Sensor

New firmware  update on Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F that bumps to firmware build number G900FXXU1ANG2. The G900XXU1ANG2 is still packed in Android 4.4.2 KitKat but it brings a lot more smoother and snappier user experience.  Some noticeable changes is the fingerprint sensor which as  lot better now and show less errors than before. You can also see the new unlock pattern which the  color one has changed while it also has new lock screen previews that tells you what effect you choose when you select lock screen effect.

The G900FXXU1ANG2 is now available in select countries, such as Philippines and Sri Lanka, as we spotted on Kies. This is a similar software update we have seen earlier in Singapore with build number G900FDXU1ANG1 but might as well and sooner available on other countries.  So you better check for this update now, again it's only available for select countries and the roll out might be in stages.

G900FXXU1ANG2 Firmware Info:

Here are the build info of the 4.4.2 update build version G900FXXU1ANG2 Galaxy S5 SM-G900F:

Android version: 4.4.2 (KitKat OS)
Baseband version: G900FXXU1ANG2
Kernel version: 3.0.4-2091818
Build number: KOT49H.G900FXXU1ANG2
Build Date: July 2014
Release Date: July 2014

Currently available in Philippines and Sri Lanka, but might also available to other countries in Europe these following couple of days. Below are the simple guide on how to upgrade your Samsung Galaxy S5 to Android 4.4.2 G900FXXU1ANG2.

Update: The G900FXXU1ANG2 has also available in Europe and Middle East countries. Just read on below for the updated list of  the G900FXXU1ANG2 4.4.2 update to see if you country has it too.

How to Upgrade the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to the latest 4.4.2 Software Update

Samsung always advises us to prepare the following important notes to consider before performing the software update.  I have also added some useful insights why you should follow this procedures to keep your  phone in safe.

Recharge the phone’s battery – You should make sure your device is fully recharged before performing the software update. Do not also remove the battery during the software update is in progress. A power failures may cause damaged to your device that might results as we so-called “soft-bricks”. If this happens your device may just stuck on Samsung logo or welcome screen and can’t reboot normally.

Backup important data – You should back-up your important files, including contacts, emails, messages, photos, videos, apps and other stuff. Like I said while during software update process is interrupted there is a possibility that your data stored from your device internal SD card may lose or deleted when a sudden unexpected failure happened and it forces you to perform a factory data reset which basically wipes your phone’s memory.

Galaxy S5 has no root - Your device should not been modified or rooted, there is a certain circumstances that a modified and rooted Galaxy S5 SM-G900F may not accept any official software update anymore or it can accept an update but it might harm your device once the update has made. Learn about the new Samsung KNOX security suite. Most known error that says ‘firmware upgrade encountered an issue, please select recovery mode in kies and try again‘ or “Your device has been modified Software update are not available” you should try to avoid that from happening.

Update to  G900FXXU1ANG2 4.4.2 via Over-The-Air (OTA)

 This is usually how the carrier branded or locked Samsung Galaxy S5, performs a software update.  This method is Firmware Update through over the air or called as OTA update, which usually a notification message will directly sent to you from your network provider or Samsung and notifies you that there is a new update available for download.  If you did not received any notification messages you can manually check fro the update instead.  Doing this you may only tap on your Galaxy S5 SM-G900F Settings>>About Device, tap Software Update.
  • Find “Software update”
  • Slide your finger down the display starting from the top edge of your mobile phone.
  • Tap the settings icon.
  • Tap About device.
  • Tap Software update.
It will automatically tells you that a new update is available or your software is up to date when there is none yet. You can simply tap install now when you want to perform an update or install later.

Update to G900FXXU1ANG2 Through Kies

The second method is a firmware update through Samsung Kies. You may head-over to your  local Samsung support page from where you can download Samsung Kies from there, and install it in your Windows or Mac computer. Choose the new Kies 3 which supports the Galaxy S5 SM-G900F and other Samsung devices running with Android 4.4.2 and up OS .  Once you installed Kies 3, all you need is connect your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F to the computer using the USB cable, then simply run and follow Kies on-screen software update instructions.

If you already received this update, just do shed us some info on how the G900FXXU1ANG2 4.4.2 software update performs on your Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900F.